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Even as shutdown deal nears, 'a Kafka-esque moment' at parks hearing

Even as shutdown deal nears, 'a Kafka-esque moment' at parks hearing

WASHINGTON — Even as a deal was in the works to end the federal government shutdown, bickering continued Wednesday morning -- over the closing of national parks. House Republicans accused the National Park Service of barricading open-air monuments such as the World War II memorial in Washington to make the shutdown "as painful and visible as possible.’’ But Democrats ridiculed the hearing, coming as congressional leaders scrambled to avert a potentially economically calamitous default on the national debt and end the 16-day government shutdown. "This is a Kafka-esque moment,’’ said Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.). "The solution isn't to...

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